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ElderSource opens senior help line

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Seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers can get free, live help from trained customer service specialists and information about local programs and services through ElderSource’s HelpLine. The help line is available Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 888-242-4464.  ...

Water and sewer line plan takes shape

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Callahan town officials prepare to set a timetable for future expansion along U.S. 301.  In January 2019, the Callahan Town Council authorized Mayor Marty Fontes to sign a contract with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to receive a $5 million grant. The project includes the...

Area businesses adapt to social distancing

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Business owners adapt to changes brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Absher’s Garage owners Brittany and Mark Absher have seen a steady stream of auto repair customers in recent weeks.  “It’s picked up,” Brittany Absher said. “I think it’s because everyone’s at...

Finding the brighter side to life amid COVID-19

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With COVID-19 dominating the news, many Camden County residents are clinging to the bright spots in the world around them, trying to lighten the mood and connect with others.    Neighbors are helping neighbors. Families are cheering for teachers, medical workers and other public...

'Case count reflects a snapshot of the past'

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As coronavirus continues to spread, public health officials are asking residents to look beyond the numbers that show the confirmed cases in each community and focus more on preventing the spread of the virus. Camden had four cases as of the noon update on Wednesday but those numbers are based on...

Mitigation before expansion into western Nassau

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Western Nassau may soon experience additional building activity.   New housing developments are already underway or scheduled for Yulee and west of I-95. Tributary is a planned mixed-use development that will  deliver 3,200 dwellings, as well as office, commercial and recreational space...

Is it COVID-19, a cold or allergies?

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Editor's note: Southeast Georgia Health System has shared the following information from infectious disease specialist Dr. Steven Mosher. Even during a pandemic, every little sneeze or cough should not cause panic. It is the height of pollen season, after all, and the Golden Isles are more golden...

Navy awards contract for Kings Bay dry dock work

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The Navy awarded its first contract this week for what could be close to $1 billion dollars in improvements to accommodate Columbia class submarines at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The Navy contracted with a St. Louis firm for $191.9 million for the first phase of work on the dry dock. “The...

First Camden County, Ga. coronavirus case confirmed

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Just in from the Coastal Health District The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Camden and Liberty Counties today. Both counties now have 1 confirmed case each, and both residents are recovering at home. As COVID-19 continues to spread in our area, it is important to note...

Drones aid foresters

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Two drones are on test runs in Florida to scope out firefighters on the ground and record prescribed burns from above.  Although drones aren’t yet utilized in Nassau County, the Florida Forest Service has two drones that are sent out as part of a testing phase elsewhere in the state,...